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The Bears Upstairs (Magic Castle Readers)

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Katie plays with her toy bears using chairs and later serves them pears.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by Child's World (first published June 1st 1987)
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Shannon
Jan 02, 2015 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: chidderbooks
This book has some "creative ideas for play" in it... but all of them require chairs. So... if you give this book to a child, you better include 4-10 chairs as well, or they are going to be sorely dissapointed. Also... bring bears.

Edit: I think this is my favorite review that I've written. Clearly it was taken very seriously and written during a phase where I was just attempting to goodreads review anything I had ever read, regardless of how long ago and 15-page-childrens-book it is. Thank you
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Natalie Platon
Feb 01, 2015 Natalie Platon rated it liked it
This children's book was originally written in English but later translated to Spanish. I read the Spanish version, and I thought they did a great job of integrating the illustrations and words so that the child reading the story could understand what the word means. For example, the character says, "I am going up." and they include an illustration of her going up the stairs.

Another great aspect of this book is how they encourage young children to be creative by showing them different objects t
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Brittany
Nov 17, 2015 Brittany added it
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A child plays with her toy bears using chairs and later serves them pears.

In this book the child uses her imagination to do whatever she wants while she is playing. I would read this book to my students then have them tell me and adventure they would play if they had several bears to play with (teddy bears).
Brittney Swetmon
each page includes something different that the little girl is doing with the bears. good book for fantasy and imagination.
Kymberly
Jan 01, 2016 Kymberly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Great book on teaching imagination, different types of vehicles, opposites, & rhyming. Very cute book.
David Kilgore
Nov 29, 2015 David Kilgore rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A great book to teach the limitless possibilities of your imagination
Theresa
Dec 15, 2013 Theresa rated it liked it
Shelves: review
great system of books to help teach children to read, each book shows one or more lessons on words, repetition or sound editions. this system has great colorful books with very simple books
Sarah Sammis
Jan 11, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
Shelves: pc, read-in-2005
A book my son was given a few months ago. While the story itself is cute (a girl plays with some bears and their chairs), the idea of calling a book a "Word Window" is just insulting and lame.
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Jane Belk Moncure (born December 1926) is an American author of early childhood non-fiction, fiction and poetry. She has also written under the names Bruce Wannamaker and Jennie Davis.

Moncure has lived in Virginia and North Carolina. She worked in early childhood education for thirty-five years. She lives in Elon College, North Carolina.

Moncure is a creative and prolific author: there are millions
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